During a recent discussion about gun control on the social networking platform, Twitter, the leader of a prominent gun control advocacy group revealed her affinity for NAZI philosophy and then attempted to cover up her unfortunate remark.
The admiration that the Progressive Left has for nazism comes as no surprise to anyone who has taken more than a cursory look at the movement’s history and way of thinking, but it never ceases to shock the system when one of their ilk actually comes out with a remark that praises one of the vilest and most brutal systems of government that ever existed.
Supporters of the 2nd Amendment are under no illusion that, given the opportunity, Progressives would, indeed, round them up and transport them all to death camps, or visit upon them some equally gruesome fate: Virginia Democrat and Congressional candidate Mike Dickinson, recently tweeted “Dear God. Please use Ebola to infect the @NRA and its various members. For they are A [sic] true virus and true virus and true terrorists in America.” Punctuation errors notwithstanding, it should disturb every reasonable American that a candidate for public office describes a section of the population as a “virus” and “terrorists.” This is exactly the kind of language that led to the holocaust.
Alison Martin, leader of the leftist front-group Moms Demand Action, recently became involved in a Twitter discussion about gun control. On the subject of increasing background checks, Martin remarked to one of her opponents in the discussion “I don’t understand why u would be against measures like expanding background checks. Do u have something to hide.” When another user pointed out that Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, once said “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,” Martin’s reply, stunningly, was “Mr. Goebbels’ words are wise words to live by.”
Yes, she actually said that. Let that sink in, for a moment. Alison Martin actually believes that these words, spoken by a man who devoted his career to justifying the oppression and genocide of the NAZI regime, were “wise words to live by.” The fact that she even referred to the infamous propagandist as “Mr. Goebbels” demonstrated a level of respect – even admiration – for the man. Truly chilling. Martin later deleted her twitter account but, as everyone – except, apparently, her – knows; once you put it on the internet, there’s no getting rid of it.
The answer to Ms. Martin’s question about expanded background checks is, of course, very simple: The reason gun rights supporters are opposed to those checks being expanded is because any background check is, by definition, an attempt to discover a reason not to allow someone to do something or – in this case – not to allow a person to possess something. By logical extension, therefore, an expanded background check means an opportunity to merely widen the search for reasons to deny a person their constitutional right. The truth behind the push for expanded background checks is that the goal is to enable the authorities to keep digging, and keep digging, until they come up with a reason – however flimsy – to deny anyone the right to purchase a firearm.
The gun control group Moms Demand Action is a charade; nothing more than yet another front-group for a Progressive, dictatorial agenda and its leader, Alison Maritn, has revealed her NAZI sympathies. The very world-view of Martin, Mike Dickerson and the unhinged former NY Mayor, Michael Bloomberg – another prominent anti-gun campaigner – is the very reason why gun-owners should never surrender, ore even register, their guns, no matter what laws are passed; those guns may turn out to be the only line of defense against the malignant cancer that is Progressivism.
Opinion by Graham J Noble